French Country Shadow Box Collage with Graphic 45


Good morning Paper Peeps!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday so far….I know my kiddos have enjoyed having Spring Break the week before Easter! The weather is finally showing some signs of warming up and the grass is starting to get green….now if only the leaves on the trees would come out : ) I’m dropping in this morning before I head to the shop to share a shadow box collage I created yesterday. I am cra-zy over making shadow boxes now!!!

IMG_3292I used French Country patterned papers from Graphic 45 as well as some beautiful clock images from A Proper Gentleman. The box itself is 10×10 and I had so much fun layering in all the fussy cut images…and of course there is like elebenty hundred foam spacers so I could build in a lot of depth.

IMG_3293These colors are so warm and sunny. I used the clocks and the sunflowers to anchor the bottom corners. It never ceases to amaze me how well the papers from different lines coordinate so you can mix and match them to make your projects very unique.



I added a striped scallop border to the box then layered on the border strip that came on the sheet. It suited my project better to arrange the stripes in a different order…so I trimmed them out and flipped them around so I would have the dark edge up against the stripe to keep it from being pattern overload.


I am crazy about how this clock turned out.  I added some inked Dusty Attic chippies the layered on more of the sunflowers and leaves and clocks.


All along the top of the box I layered in fussy cut images with tags and more of the foam spacers. There are also lots of cricut cut scrollys that I worked in.  To finish off this corner….a sweet banner hangs from Licorice Bakers Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3297I cut doubles on the stamp images so I could add an extra spacer and roll up the corners.

IMG_3298This shadow box is very very very very dimensional! This has become my new favorite project : )

Okay…that’s all for me today…gotta get to the shop to see what kinda trouble I can get into! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and lot’s of time to be creative : ) G 

Birthday Card with A Ladies’ Diary from G45


Good morning to all you Paper Peeps! I’m here to wish my very dear friend Bobbie a Happy Birthday!!!!!  Bobbie if you don’t want to see your card….look away now : ) For those who are still here…..I created this card using Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary patterned papers and WorldWin Black cardstock. I’ve also added a beautiful poof bow with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3288IMG_3287IMG_3289IMG_3290I hope she  likes her card….I can’t give it to her until Tuesday : (  I’ve got one more birthday card  to whip up this week..then I’m caught up for a little while anyway lol.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Sweet Summer Cherries Projects and Creativity Kit


Hey there Peeps. I’ve been working away at some Sweet Summer Cherries themed projects in the shop….I whipped up a new creativity kit…and spent the day playing with all the fabulous images, crepe fringe and bows! These cards would be great for Birthdays, Get Well, Thinking of You….or even added to summer themed decor.

IMG_3267IMG_3272IMG_3277IMG_3274IMG_3270I used the elements from the Sweet Summer Cherries Creativity  Kit and patterned papers from my scrap and salvage box to create these cards. I’ve got just a few pieces left so maybe today I’ll whip a tag or two : )  Additional trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Red Center Stitch Burlap, Red Wrinkle Ribbon, Red Plaid, Red Mini Pom Poms, Sweetheart Blossoms. I’ve also added paper doilys, buttons and Maya Road leaf topped stick pins.

Okay…I’m off to the shop to see what kind of trouble I can get into! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello there Peeps! It’s time again for another challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and this time the theme is “Monochromatic”  

I’ve created a fun fry box with bee tags:

IMG_3266IMG_3265IMG_3263My color for the challenge was bright sunny yellow and I added gray and white as my neutrals. That fabby gray bow is made from Silver Satin Crosshatch. I’ve also added another bow of Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon, topped off with Oyster Bakers Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now it’s your turn to create a monochromatic project and play along at RRR.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative!  : )

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello there Paper Peeps! It’s time again for another fabulous blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!rrr-blog-hop

The DT are sharing their projects we created with the April Ribbon Club Assortment:

ribbonclubaprillge_2014I confess these are not my normal go to colors…..but once I had that package open…I couldn’t stop making projects!

Okay…let’s get ready to should be coming to me from my BOLB Kathy. If you’re just getting started… HERE to head on over to Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings so you won’t miss out on any of the awesomenss!

This is one of the many cards I created with the April Assortment:IMG_3208I used lot’s of pretty patterned papers, vintagy images, some hand painted flowers and Silver Crosshatch Ribbon, and Elise White Crochet Lace.IMG_3210IMG_3209Now you’ll want to head on over to Jessie to see her fabby project. Don’t forget to leave the girls a little love for sharing their creativity! Thanks for hopping along with us!

Wishing you a happy and productive day with lot’s of time to be creative : ) G



Little Big Top Circus Shadow Box for Class


Hey there Paper Peeps and happy Saturday! I’m just hopping in to share the project the girlies and I will be working on in class next week.  After our last class I asked them what they wanted to work on next and they said circus…and I’m all no really…what do you want …and they said circus…whaaaa????   Okay I’m up for that challenge. I’m still in collage mode..and a little still in steampunk mode so here is my Little Big Top Circus Shadow Box. It’s very vintagy!!!!!

IMG_3253I kinda love how it turned out!!!!!  Yes I know it’s not my usual shabby chic….but hey I can work outside of the box….shadow box that is!!! I was inspired by vintage circus toys. I used Graphic 45 papers, vintage images and some Oyster Bakers Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3254This little guy is so cute. I added a gizmo to wind him up….and a big bunch of balloons.


This character was not originally a pull toy…so I just punched the center out of some gear images to use as wheels.


What’s a circus without a big top? I added quite a few layers of vintagy goodness here.  There’s a sweet little banner on twine, a top hat, tickets and a glittery star. I did appeal to my crafty friends to help me make these stars….but no takers : ( I wound up gluing my arm to the table! See what happens when I am left unsupervised with adhesives?


I added the checkerboard strips to the outside to dress up the edges.

Okay…that’s it for my Little Big Top Circus Shadow Box. I’m off to the shop to finish up a couple of DT projects and prep for class. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G 

Graphic 45 Steampunk Stashbuster Collage


Hey there Peeps! It’s my day to share a project at Really Reasonable Ribbon and I’ve got a very special framed collage that I created using lots and lots of scraps from my G45 scrap and salvage box. Yes you heard me right….I have a (gimongus) basket filled with a very organized system of keeping every single  little scrap. I can’t let go of even the tiniest piece.

IMG_3237I was going for a very steampunk look….so my main image is from Steampunk Debutante….then I layered her in with lots of Olde Curiosity Shoppe and French Country. I’ve added a few other vintagy images and beautiful poofy bows made with Black Circus Dots on Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3239This was a great place to add the little book I made in my Mini Vintage Book Tutorial. I finished off my tags with the Metal Staples Lock Plates. There’s also loads of flowers, butterflies and gears.

IMG_3248I used about elebenty hundred foam dot spacers to make this a very dimensional collage. There are also many Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.

IMG_3238IMG_3244After trimming out the flowers…I cut between the petals so I could curl them up.  The butterflies got a double layer of images to be be extra poofy.

IMG_3241I’m going to add this collage to my foyer….it’ll match my little dresser we use to store our gloves and scarves and some big chunky candlesticks.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G